IRS Mandates Electronic Filing of 990 Returns for Tax-Exempt Organizations. E-File Now

When is the Deadline for Tax 990?

The Form 990 due date is always the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's tax year ends.

Annual Tax 990 Forms

Tax-exempt organizations are required to file their nonprofit tax returns with the IRS every year using the form 990 series. The type of IRS Form 990 to file depends on the organization's gross receipt for the filing year. Types of forms include the 990, 990-EZ, and 990-N (e-Postcard). Private Foundation must file Form 990-PF

Tax Form 990

Tax Form 990

Large organizations with gross receipts more than or equal to $200,000 or total assets more than or equal to $500,000 must
file Form 990.

Tax Form 990

Tax Form 990-EZ

Mid-size organizations with gross receipts less than $200,000 or total assets less than $500,000 must file Form 990-EZ.

Tax Form 990

Tax Form 990-N

Small Organizations with gross receipts less than $50,000 must submit e-Postcard online.

Tax Form 990

Tax Form 990-PF

Exempt & Taxable Private Foundations, Non-exempt Charitable Trusts which the IRS treats as private foundations must submit Form 990-PF.

Exempt organizations must report their activities to the IRS to maintain tax-exempt status. Nonprofits must disclose their financial details including revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities when filing their Form 990 with the IRS.

Submitting information over the tax year with the IRS ensures the exempt organization of its value and maintains its tax-exempt status. An important aspect of the 990 forms requires information about how the organization's governing policies along with details of its principal officers, directors, and employees.

Filing Methods

Exempt organizations can use either the traditional paper filing method or electronic filing
method to submit their nonprofit tax form 990 information return to the IRS.

Paper Filing

Filing a 990 return with paper forms is the usual way of providing information to the IRS. The significant drawbacks with the traditional paper filing include the time it takes preparing the form with all the necessary documents showing expenses and revenues, completing and attaching required schedules, and mailing the forms to the IRS which many consider as a risky and time-consuming process.

Electronic Filing

Electronic filing, or e-filing, is the most preferred method by both organizations and tax professionals to submit IRS Form 990. With e-filing, the IRS process returns much faster, and it's easy to prepare forms with less time and effort. Tax information is more secure when transmitting via an e-file system than with postal mailings. And the IRS also suggests electronic filing as the preferable method.

Using the IRS-Authorized E-File Provider, ExpressTaxExempt, for the Tax Form 990 Series

When filing the Tax 990 Form, it's a smart choice to choose an IRS-authorized, e-filing service. ExpressTaxExempt is the leading provider for nonprofits and exempt organizations to transmit their 990 returns with the IRS - we also support IRS Form 8868 for extensions. E-filing with our cloud-based service is convenient, safe, and secure.

Our straightforward, step-by-step process helps tax-exempt organizations complete their 990 filing quickly. With a single account, ExpressTaxExempt allows you to file 990 returns for an unlimited number of nonprofit groups. It's always free to start with ExpressTaxExempt, and you only pay when you're ready to transmit to the IRS.

How to E-file Tax 990 Form with ExpressTaxExempt

E-filing makes submitting tax 990 forms simple than ever before. You can now quickly prepare e-file Form 990 without much assistance with our simple step-by-step, interview-style process.

Create An Account

Create An Account

Register for a free account with ExpressTaxExempt to get started. If you are a returning user, you can just sign in to begin
your Tax 990.

Add Basic Organization Details

Add Basic Organization Details

Enter the basic information about your organization including name, employer identification number (EIN), and address. And then choose the tax 990
form to file.

Complete Form Interview Section

Complete Form Interview Section

Answer simple questions regarding your organization's revenue, expenses, and other required information through our interview-style, form
preparation process.

Review Form Summary & Transmit

Review Form Summary & Transmit

Check your organization's summary for any errors with our built-in audit scan. Afterward, you can pay and transmit the return to the IRS.

Schedules for Form 990

Schedules are auto-generated and also available for FREE while filing Nonprofit tax Form with ExpressTaxExempt

  • Form 990 has additional information forms called schedules, which need to get filed along with each 990 return. There were 16 schedules in total, the organization should file the right schedules based on their activities.
  • ExpressTaxExempt supports most of the schedules of Form 990. This can be auto-generated depending on the information provided during the interview process.
  • ExpressTaxExempt simplifies the process and helps to choose the correct schedules.
  • Once you complete filling your details , you can check and then make a payment to transmit the return to the IRS electronically.
  • visit, to know more information about the 990 schedules.

Why You Should Try ExpressTaxExempt

Cloud-Based Software

Manage your account from anywhere at any time and also continue from where you left with the e-filing process.

Internal Audit Check

You can review your tax Form 990 for any mistakes with the help of built-in error check.

Amended Return

At any time, you can correct or update the information from an approved return for the same tax period.

Manage Reviewers & Approvers

Preparers can invite organization board members to review and make changes to their 990 return.

Form 990 Schedules

With ExpressTaxExempt, you can e-file your nonprofit tax return with all the appropriate form 990 schedules. Our service automatically generates required schedules based on your form interview answers.

US-Based Support

With the team of US-based e-filing professionals, you can navigate quickly through our application with assistance, if necessary. We have a team of experts ready to help you with questions with
regarding our service.

Get More Time to E-file Tax 990 - Apply for a Tax Extension

ExpressTaxExempt also allows you to extend your filing deadline. Extension Form 8868 is for tax-exempt organizations needing to request an automatic 6-month extension. You can extend your IRS Form 990 deadline by 6 months in minutes.

Conveniently e-file Extension Form 8868 at any time from anywhere by downloading our free mobile app for iPad and Android tablets!


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Form 990-EZ

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